Christine Traxler, M.D.

Dr. Traxler has over 17 years of experience writing in the medical field. She specializes in medical, health and wellness, dermatology, pregnancy, nursing, and medical assisting. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Medical Doctorate. Visit LinkedIn page.

comfortable bed for sleeping in clouds

Understanding Sleep Frequency And Its Importance

How regular is your sleep?  Do you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, or is your sleep frequency irregular? Most of us don’t realize that having a regular sleep frequency (regular sleep patterns) matters a great deal to our overall mental and physical health.  ... Read more
man stretching in bed after nice sleep

The Military Sleep Method: Fall Asleep And Wake Up Refreshed

Sleep is important for everyone, but if your job requires quick thinking, lightning reflexes, and irregular sleeping/waking hours, getting to sleep quickly and feeling refreshed afterward is even more essential. Military personnel have grueling schedules and often need to function on very little sleep or under circumstances where jet lag ... Read more
young woman touching stiff muscles

The Best Sleep Positions for Back Pain

Sleep is emerging as something we need to optimize just as much as we do our food and water intake. Without a solid average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, our mental and physical health often suffer. If you’ve ever gone for a few days without getting ... Read more
Young woman with cramps

Sleep Positions For Period Cramps: Finding Relief

Menstrual pain (period cramps) is a frequent visitor to women of reproductive age, particularly in the days before and shortly after the start of a menstrual period. Period cramps can be so intense that sleep is uncomfortable or disrupted.  The pain from menstrual cramps is multifactorial. Hormones called prostaglandins are ... Read more
sleeping in deep forest lies on airbed

How Many Hours Of Deep Sleep Do You Need

While we all know that sleep is important, most people don’t realize that the type of sleep you get matters more than the overall number of hours you sleep. Modern research now indicates that “deep sleep” is not just essential for optimal health; you need deep sleep to stay alive. ... Read more
Sleep study

The Science Of Stress Relief Coloring Pages For Adults

If you live a healthy lifestyle, half of your time is spent sleeping. Experts recommend that you get at least 7 hours of sleep for optimal health and wellness. Ongoing sleep deprivation leads to reduced mental capacity, mood swings, metabolic disturbances, and early mortality. One way to improve your sleep ... Read more
Frightened depressed middle aged woman lying alone on bed in fetal position covering head with pillow feeling afraid or depressed suffer from insomnia mental problem abuse violence concept

Exploring the Impact of Bad Sleep Positions on Your Health

Sleep is emerging as one of the most important aspects of human health. Lack of adequate sleep can contribute to many long-term health complications, including obesity, diabetes, depression, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. The recommended amount of sleep per night for adults is 7 to 9 hours every day of ... Read more
Woman waking after a restful night

The Best Sleeping Positions for Digestion & Bloated Stomach

Sleep and digestion share a specific requirement: they require your body to relax.  Once you relax, your digestive processes kick in to maximize the uptake of essential nutrients in your diet. Relaxation also ensures you get the sleep you need for optimal deep (slow-wave) sleep. Without this crucial component of ... Read more
Nervous woman in bed have a nightmare at midnight

Say Goodbye To Restless Sleep: Natural Remedies For You

Quality sleep is just as essential as getting enough to eat and drink each day. All forms of animal life sleep to some extent. Sleep allows your body’s cells to rest. Your brain is part of your body; it needs metabolic rest as well. During sleep, your body temperature drops ... Read more
Woman relaxed with headphones

ASMR for Sleep: A Guide to Better Sleep and Relaxation

Introduction to ASMR and Its Benefits If you’ve ever felt a warm tingling sensation in your scalp when someone brushes your hair or whispers into your ear, you’ve likely experienced ASMR. Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is scientifically described as the experience of tingling in the scalp or other body ... Read more
123 Next